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Shooting is a tense sport that requires immense reserves of skill, concentration and nerve.

An Overview of Shooting

Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part.

As shooting events rely on mental power, people of all ages can compete against each other on equal terms - the oldest Olympic champion was Sweden's Oscar Swahn, who won gold in Stockholm, 1912, aged 64!

Benefits

Shooting is a tense sport that requires skill, concentration and nerve. Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part. On top of this some other benefits include:

  • Age is no barrier – it is truly a lifetime sport
  • Disability no barrier – people of all abilities can take part
  • Gender no barrier – male and female shooters can develop equal abilities
  • Relaxing
  • Holistic – combines physical, technical and psychological development
  • Can be enjoyed outdoors or indoors
  • Very safe
  • Low impact
  • Not expensive consumables can be very low cost (e.g. for airgun events)
  • Disciplined approach promotes responsibility especially in young people

Costs

Many clubs offer free taster sessions.

Involvement

The easiest disciplines to access are Air Rifle and Air Pistol and Clay Pigeon.

British Shooting's find a club section is the best place to start, while you can also find guidance to help you decide between pistol, rifle and shotgun - the three Olympic disciplines.

Equipment

Gun ownership is strictly licensed in the United Kingdom, you can rent equipment from clubs, with members often hiring guns at concessionary rates.

Facts

  • Shooting has been an Olympic sport since the first modern Games in 1896.

Find Shooting Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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